Okawville, Illinois

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Original Springs Hotel and Bathhouse - Okawville Illinois.jpg
Original Springs Hotel and Bathhouse, a historic site in the village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Washington
Coordinates 38°25′57″N 89°32′54″W / 38.43250°N 89.54833°W / 38.43250; -89.54833
Area 2.06 sq mi (5 km2)
 - land 2.06 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,434 (2010)
Density 717.0 / sq mi (277 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62271
Area code 618
Location of Okawville within Illinois
Location of Okawville within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Okawville, Illinois
Website: http://www.okawvillecc.com/

Okawville is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,434 at the 2010 census.[1]


Okawville is located at 38°25′57″N 89°32′54″W / 38.43250°N 89.54833°W / 38.43250; -89.54833 (38.432589, -89.548358).[2] According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 2.06 square miles (5.3 km2), all land.[3]

The Little Hot Springs of Illinois are located here.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,355 people, 569 households, and 372 families residing in the village. The population density was 668.6 people per square mile (257.7/km²). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 304.4 per square mile (117.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.23% White, 0.37% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 569 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,448, and the median income for a family was $50,089. Males had a median income of $32,226 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,476. About 3.6% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.


Okawville is home to Immanuel Lutheran School, Okawville Grade School, and Okawville Community High School.[5]


Okawville features Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course, Rainbow Ranch, The Steam Pipe, and Heritage House Historic Sites and Museum.[5] The Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel, established in 1867, features a spring-fed spa with waters containing minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine, iron, and sulfur.[6]

Notable People[edit]

Michael Kraus - 5 time state champion coach at Marion Junior High School. Michael was also a member of the 1991 class M Illinois state baseball junior high championship team, beating Belle Rive, Opydyke, and Waltonville.

David Luechtefeld - IHSA Hall of Fame Basketball coach, former Illinois State Representative, Current Illinois State Senator

Jon Kraus - two time NAIA All-American at Mckendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. Two time AMC Academic all conference. 2nd on All Time list for points scored in a career (2,371) and three pointers made in a season (100). Played on McKendree golf team his junior year (1995) and made national tournament. Current men's basketball coach at Okawville High School and the elder brother to Michael Kraus.


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